Tuesday, August 09, 2005

NFC North Green Bay Packers



Finished 2004 season 10-6, 1st place in the NFC North Division

Key returning starters:
Brett Farve - QB
Ahman Green – RB
Donald Driver – WR
Javon Walker – WR (Maybe)
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila - DE

The Packers head into the 2005 season with a lot of questions that need to be quickly addressed before they have any hopes of repeating as NFC North champions – thankfully Farve is returning for atleast 1 more season in hopes to lead his team back to promise land. How will the Javon Walker situation play out? Can the Packers improve defensively?

2004 Stats:
Ranked 3rd overall in offense, #1 ranked in NFC
Ranked 25th overall in defense, #13 ranked in NFC

Your thoughts on the Green Bay Packers this upcoming 2005 season...strengths/weaknesses and your prediction on where they will finish in the division.

4 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Offensively this team is just loaded, anytime a QB who is as old as Farve is and can toss for 4000+ yards and 30 TD in a season, you're going to have a good team. But that's just the problem with the Packers - they are a good team, not a great team. Too many problems defensively, they can't seem to stop the rush or the pass. GB allowed 117 yards rushing per game and 229 yards passing per game. No wonder why offensively Farve and company needed to pass a lot.

For Packer fans and fantasy football owners, the return of Javon Walker was a relief. After all that talk of him holding out, you know Walker is going to come in and put up some big numbers so there is no question that he'll deserve a bigger contract.

As far as my prediction goes - with the loss of Randy Moss in Minnesota, the Bears and Lions not moving anywhere, I look for the Packers to repeat as NFC North Champions with a 11-5 record. Defensively the Packers aren't going to get much worse, so even if they improve a little, they will have enough offensively to be a division champion.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Lance said...

No offense as a QB I love Favre but lose you are getting close to my heroes all time wins record!!

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bears lose Grossman and have a holdout #1 pick.
Lions still unsure of starting QB w/Harrington - Garcia. Young team on the rise.
Minnestoa decent team but w/o Moss will slow offense a little. Defense must perform with new starters.
Packers offensively are solid. No problems except guards must open holes more and Bubba must sign. Defensively it's scary. They need to help Al Harris. Linebackers solid and strong. D-Line is a toss up. Same as last year. Easily 8-8. Hoping for a 10-6 1st in North.

6:21 PM  
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6:21 PM  

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